Prayer requests are a beautiful and terrible thing. They are beautiful because it gives us the opportunity to come together and pray for someone we may know, or a complete stranger, and know that we are making a difference in that person's life. They are terrible because it means that someone is suffering and in need of extra prayers.
Preston over at Me and the Blue Skies posted a prayer request for one of his friends. His friend's 8 year old grandson, Andrew, is in the hospital with cancer-a tumor in his cheek. It broke my heart reading what this brave little boy has to go through. Please keep Andrew and his family in your prayers. There are more specific details over on Preston's blog, please stop by and maybe leave a comment.
I also have one other prayer request. Another friend posted a link to a blog by a mother who has a little boy named Stellan. Stellan is currently fighting for his life after slipping into V-Tach (Ventricular Tachycardia). I'm not well versed on the ins and outs of this, but it does not sound good. Please keep little Stellan in your prayers as well.
Finally, on an up note, I wanted to thank you all for your prayers for my friend's mother. The surgery was successful, the doctor was fairly certain that he got all of the cancer out. Thankfully, the oncology reports came back to affirm what he thought. She is still recovering from the surgery and they will be monitoring her for a year or so, but at this time she does not have to do chemo or radiation of any kind. We are so relieved. I know that all the prayers helped her greatly during this time, and I truly appreciate them. Thank you.